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Development of Contingency Plans for Lengthy On-Board Ground Delays

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The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Office of Inspector General (OIG) recommended that the Secretary of Transportation establish a national task force of airlines, airports, and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to coordinate and develop contingency plans to deal with lengthy ground delays, such as working with airlines and airports to share facilities and make gates available in an emergency. To
implement this recommendation, on January 3, 2008, the Secretary of Transportation, consistent with the requirements of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, established the National Task Force to Develop Model Contingency Plans to Deal with Lengthy On-Board Ground Delays (Task Force).

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